Dear KMAG: 20200126 Open Topic


Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise,
and with Thy honor all the day.
Psalm 71:8


This Superlative Sanctuary Sunday Open Thread, with full respect to those who worship God on the Sabbath, is a place to reaffirm our worship of our Creator, our Father, our King Eternal.

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The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?
TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

Our movement is about replacing a failed and CORRUPT political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People.
Candidate Donald J. Trump


Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” . . . “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


Is Your God BIG or little?

Dr. Robert D. Wilson (1856-1930) was a Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to showing the Hebrew Bible’s reliability. In proving the accuracy of the Old Testament manuscripts, Wilson learned 45 languages, including all languages into which the Scriptures had been translated up to 600 AD. He was a Professor at Princeton Seminary and Westminster Seminary.

Wilson went to hear one of his students (Donald Barnhouse) preach and said, “I came to see if you are a big-godder or a little-godder, then I know how your life and ministry will unfold.” Wilson explained that people with a little god are always in trouble. Their god can’t create or do miracles. He can’t forgive big sins or help people change their lives in big ways. Their little god can’t take care of the Scriptures’ inspiration and transmission to us. He doesn’t intervene for His people or answer prayer. These people have a little god.

Others have the great, awesome, almighty, invincible God—the Lord of the Bible—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This God speaks and it is done; He commands and it stands firm; He shows Himself strong on behalf of those who love, fear, trust, and obey Him. Dr. Wilson said, “You, young man are a big-godder, and the Lord will bless your life and ministry. He will use you for His praise.”

http://wohbm.org/are-you-a-big-godder/


A God Too Small?

November 28, 2019
by Charles R. Swindoll
Scriptures: Exodus 19:1–15

So deep, so profound must be this respect for God’s holy presence that no one was even to touch the mountain. The people were to wait upon God to speak to Moses and hear the Lord’s words through the Lord’s servant.

What a needed reminder! This story makes it clear that we live in a day of pitifully shallow concepts of God. Some of today’s contemporary Christian music leaves the impression that God is our buddy—a great pal to have in a pinch. A film star once said of God, “He’s my great Big Daddy upstairs.” One pop song asks, “What if God were just a slob like us?” That is not the biblical view of God. That is a human being’s feeble attempt to make God relevant.

The Puritans, that rigorous people of old, possessed a solidly biblical concept of God. Do you know why it is so crucial for us to recover such a respectful understanding? Because a shallow view of God leads to a shallow life. Cheapen God and you cheapen life itself. Treat God superficially, and you become superficial. But hold God in profoundest respect, and it is remarkable how deep the roots of your spiritual life grow.

God is holy. Exalted. He is the only wise God, the Creator, the Maker, the sovereign Lord. He is the Master. He tells me what to do, and I have no safe option but to do it. He offers no alternative, no multiple choice. We have but one directive, and that is to do His will. We reaffirm that truth in our times with Him.

But not today. Today He’s our pal, our understanding buddy, our ever-available bellboy. No, He is not! The Lord is our God. He does not bow to our hurried pace, but in silence He waits for us to meet His demands. And once we slow down enough to meet Him, He is pleased to add incredible spiritual depth to our otherwise shallow lives.

What has been your concept of the Lord? Who is your God? Be honest, now. Does He look anything like the God of Mount Sinai?


Psalm 139

1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.



O Worship The King

O worship the King all glorious above;
O gratefully sing His power and His love:
Our Shield and Defender, The Ancient of days,
Pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise.

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, Whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

This earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy power hath founded of old:
Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender! How firm to the end!
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.

O measureless Might, ineffable Love,
While angels delight to hymn Thee above,
Thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to Thy praise.

  ~  Robert Grant  1779-1838


586 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200126 Open Topic

    1. I always thought that. Typical Commie plan. Take people from a far away place that does not speak the local language and use them to oppress protesters.

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    2. Hopefully the EU will crumble before the faux EU Army is established.

      I would think, President trump could essentially squash the establishment of an EU Army so long as NATO exists AND we are part of NATO. Macaroni will lose in his efforts for an EU Army. Stoopid idea on its face.

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      1. It will.

        Watch and see.

        Why?

        Because the 2nd largest GDP is leaving the EU on Jan. 31st (the UK). And the Germans don’t wanna get stuck paying for Greeks retirement plans.

        The fatal flaw in the EU was attempting to create a FINANCIAL union where a socio-political union did not exist. For example, Greece is nothing like Germany in culture, politics, and societal norms. The same hold true for most of the individual EU members. The differences are larger than the similarities. And THIS is why the United States of America’s works well while the EU was pre-destined to fail.

        Only under communism, with FORCED participation, does a “EU” “work”, and then only for a time. (See: the former Soviet Union)

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    1. You mean more “predictive” BS, right?

      Why don’t you tell us all WHY Kobe was murdered before claiming he was murdered and that his death was predicted vs. it being a simple accident.

      And if you can’t do that, perhaps you should stop suggesting it was murder, or as you put it “predictive programming”.

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              1. A: 1. Because it was well known that Kobe preferred to use helicopters to get around (and he did frequently), and
                2) because helicopters are flying death traps real pilots avoid like the plague.

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              1. Satanists love mirrored and inverted numbers/words/images (“Think mirror” – Q), and 9s and 1s are their calling card for false flags (91 and 911 showing up in a lot of these suspicious events).

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            1. Lots of weird stuff surrounding Kobe’s death. If I had to guess, it’s some sort of occult thing.

              – Predictive programming

              – Death coincides with Grammys, which are being held in the same arena Kobe played in (Whitney Houston’s suspicious death also happened hours before the Grammys)

              – LeBron James broke Kobe’s record in scoring less than 24 hours ago–33644 points (weird number). Almost like Kobe knew he was passing the torch in more ways than one.

              – On the Satanic calendar, it’s currently a time for gathering sacrifice victims.

              http://www.theopenscroll.com/hosting/SatanicCalendar.htm

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            2. Kobe was tried for rape and now the fake news is tossing it in his widow’s face.

              WIKI

              …The Kobe Bryant sexual assault case began in July 2003 when the news media reported that the sheriff’s office in Eagle, Colorado, had arrested professional basketball player Kobe Bryant in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by a 19-year-old hotel employee….

              Is it possible he had information on child sex trafficking?

              There have certainly been deaths involved recently.

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            3. I don’t know of anything suspicious. For more info, I came across this article that describes his last interview. He was very involved with his kids, with coaching kids, with writing sports fantasy and making movies, and he had even won an Oscar. He was an example of how to do things right after retiring as a major sports star.
              https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2020/01/23/kobe-bryant-life-after-nba-oscars/4521103002/

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  1. A few facts to throw out re: helos vs. planes vs. cars….

    The crash rate for helicopters is 9.84 per 100,000 hours. That means helicopters crash about 35 percent more often per hour in the air than your average aircraft.

    During the last decade there were about 1.44 fatalities per 100,000 flight hours of non-military helicopters. If we compare that to automobiles, based on driving hours, helicopters are about 85 times less safe than cars, based on their fatality rate of about 0.017.

    https://www.travelersunited.org/can-helicopter-flight-seeing-tours-safe/

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    1. At the last family funeral (not aircraft related, deceased died of ALS), two of the fixed wing pilots were talking. I mentioned my brother now has a commercial helo license. OMG! The one was like, NO WAY, JOSE! The other was more philosophical about it, but neither was willing to take the risk. My brother, OTOH, has been flying helos for 20+ years, and any time we heard about a crash my mother was on egg shells.

      Yes, it’s dangerous. VERY dangerous.

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      1. Fact: there is a piece of equipment on most helicopters called the “Jesus nut” which holds the main rotor to the mast. It looks like this (below) and is held in place by a pin that costs about $.50. If the pin sheers, the nuts goes bye bye, right along with the rotors. No rotors, no “wings”. Lose all lift and the only thing left to do is say a quick prayer, hence “Jesus nut”.

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          1. They are inspected by the pilot before every flight, and by certified mechanics at every maintenance check.

            Point is, it represents a single point of failure which is guaranteed to be catastrophic, which most rational people consider unacceptable in aviation.

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    2. They said on the radio here a couple hrs ago he was flying really low. They seemed to go up and dropped again. The rotors went silent then people heard the crash. That area is super super hilly and the fog just gets dense bc it comes over from malibu and settles.

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    1. Yikes I just saw an ‘actress’ send condolences to kobes family while calling him a rapist in the same tweet.
      Rachel e woods? Never heard of her but learn some class. Time and place for everything

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  3. Thank you, bakocarl, for the beautiful sermons from men who truly preach Holy Scripture.

    I have bookmarked the Presbyterian one and will highlight it in one of my future posts.

    May God continue to bless you and yours abundantly.

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  4. The US embassy in Iraq was attacked by rockets. US military jets are supposedly flying out of Kuwait in response. It’s hard to find info with the Kobe stuff dominating the news/social media…

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    1. At Flecie’s thread it was said three rockets made direct hits. Also Nasty Piglosi is in Israel… Coincidence??? They could sure use something to get some of the Republicans to vote for witnesses so they can drag out the impeachment trial until November.

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      1. Piglosi is trying to undermine President Trump’s ME peace plan that he’ll discuss with Bibi later this week. think it’s Tuesday. Rather sure they have already agreed to the ME peace plan. President Trump was mulling over whether he should unveil it before or after israeli elections. Guessing the proposed ME peace plan is a go with Bibi.

        AND, while Piglosi is trying to screw over President Trump, she’ll promote Bibi’s rival in the election.

        Betting President Trump can pull off Israel & Palestinian peace ICW Bibi. Background work with Saudi and others surely in place.

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  5. Second attempt at thanking bakocarl.

    You did a wonderful job once again with two scriptural sermons.

    I have bookmarked the one from the Presbyterian minister and will summarise it in one of my posts soon.

    May the good Lord continue to bless you and yours abundantly.

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  6. Third attempt at thanking bakocarl. My other comments must be in spam, for some reason.

    This will have to be brief and omit all the more gracious expressions that I offered on the two sermons you posted.

    May you and yours continued to be blessed.

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    1. Okay I get the BBC slam of all black guys look alike because half that vid pictures Lebron James, but seriously what is with the cartoon hand presumably either pushing or patting Kobe Bryant from behind at the very last?

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  7. Sad about kobe bryant esp since there were kids on the helicopter too. Pilot error, flying in bad fog and too low. Every radio station has it on and the hosts who have known him and stars and gossip people have all been on and are crying or choked up. 4 kids and the youngest was born in June.
    Staples center is a memorial on the ouside away from the Grammy set up. I believe the memorial will end up being at staples and itll be bigger than the Michael Jackson one was. Much bigger.

    On a hopeful note, I couldnt care less about awards, but this band is ip for best rock album and weve been listening to them for a couple years. They are VERY VERY good.

    Rival Sons. The lead singer was a gospel singer in Church.

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  8. REX @REX
    These Dems are so desperate that they now believe Bolton will come to their aid.

    ‘We got the Drumpf now!’ x1000. LOL.

    When this period finishes, I will remember how stupid the Democrats and their FakeNews apparatchiks were.

    They’ve been behind the ball game since 2015, or more accurately Trump has always been way ahead of them.

    Trump would be loving every minute of this, but probably wishes his enemies were a bit more challenging.

    It’s a true joy to watch.

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  9. Judas goat

    Well, there you have it.

    Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) Tweeted:

    Pete Buttigieg just told a pro-life, Democrat *woman* she has no place in today’s Democrat Party. All she asked for was a recognition there is diversity of thought on the issue and that it be put in the platform language. He said no and told her to deal with it.

    https://

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  10. 4h
    REX @REX
    1. Parnas recording of Trump ordering firing of Yovanovitch.

    In 2018.

    This rips apart the Democrat charge that her sacking was linked to 2019 ‘muh quid pro quo’.

    It HARMS the Dems. And HELPS Trump.

    So why did Parnas release it?

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/politics/trump-phone-call-ukraine-ambassador/index.html

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    4h
    REX @REX
    2. Look, perhaps Parnas is the next Avennati.

    But I keep going back to the fact that nothing Parnas is releasing is harming Trump.

    And also at the end of the day, Parnas has nothing to gain in harming Trump and everything to gain in assisting the US govt in a plea deal/immunity , to take down coup plotters and crooks.

    Such as Yovanovitch & her goons.

    One last point.

    1

    4h
    REX @REX
    3. I find it extremely difficult to believe that the likes of Giuliani and Trump, would be hoodwinked by a sleazeball like Lev Parnas.

    Adam Schiff? Yes. He’s a moron.

    But Giuliani? No.

    And Donald J Trump? Hell, no. NO-ONE fools POTUS.

    What do you guys think?

    #MAGA

    The end.

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    REX
    @REX@social.quodverum.com
    ADDENDUM:

    In the end it doesn’t really matter.

    If Parnas is involved in this hoax, he goes to the slammer and joins Avennati.

    If Parnas is working to help flush out the hoaxers, he probably slinks away on a ea deal.

    Trump wins on either version.

    And the crooks lose.

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  12. Wolfie !!!!!!! Marica says you gots posting issues and might be out of touch ?!?! We’re always in touch, buddy, cuz we’re 5:5 on #WWG1WGA 💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸🤓

    I gitta read back thru the thread but I’ll catch you on twitter or Gab. BE SAFE !!! 💖💖💖

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  13. Hello QTreepers, checking in.
    Thought about posting this on the author’s thread but thought more people would see it here.

    Posts this week will be a little short and sweet. Wolfie’s roller coaster is running fast this week. More like dividing comments and efficient. We’ll beef up the rally threads. Cuz that’s our party time.

    Went back and forth on this but, I did post a Coronavirus update thread with the date on it, to drop at 12:14am. I’m thinking this one can run all week long, unless something serious happens. We’ve sorted out most of the fake news by this point, and this thread should be more reliable. (Crossing fingers)

    Shampeachment thread, with the date, scheduled to drop at 12:15am Eastern time. It’s our first full day of offense. Extra pot of coffee in the morning, the trolls will be on fire after 4:00am talking points.
    We may see the President’s Middle East Peace Plan tomorrow. If we get a document, we can run a separate thread for it so all can read it and locate it easily. If it’s just an announcement, we can probably handle it in the daily thread.

    Tuesday – Bibi and his nemesis are expected in the White House, and we will probably run a thread. Why is Pelosi in Israel? Is the House taking the month off? AOC is busy in Iowa. Will they do anything for the people?
    Sure, Tuesday night, for the rally in New Jersey, we expect a big thread, which will post on the AM.

    Wednesday is USMCA signing. Another thread.

    For all of you who pitch in with live links, can’t thank you enough! I appreciate the help so much. It will take all of us to get through the week.

    Wolfie, boss-man, hope this is okay with you. Of you want something else, please let me know. All suggestions welcome. If another author would like a topic, no issue whatsoever, please do. Last thing in the world I want is for you guys to get sick of me.

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    1. We will never ever get sick of you, Daughn. You are a True Warrior and very much appreciated for everything you do from sophisticated analysis to foreign import experience to rally threads to special topic threads to entertaining tales from home to blueberry muffins. 💖💖💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💖💖💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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    2. That will never happen!! We all wait on each new article, for the analysis and the history and sometimes even living vicariously through the wonderful stories of your life experiences! Keep them coming!! This truly is a wonderful place to be! Every single day!

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  14. Daughn, thank you for all you do, and Marica, hang in there. I went to your blog, but I’m not good at nivigating, but I think about you so often. Stay encouraged.

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